Progressive Rock

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Stephen Caudel was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Regular visits to Sheffield City Hall to see touring bands such as Genesis, Yes and ELP engendered an early passion for Progressive / Symphonic Rock music. Advanced music studies at the City of Leeds College of Music provided the opportunity for Stephen to learn the complexities of orchestration which would later prove valuable in the creation of his first Rock Symphony: 'Wine Dark Sea' and later 'The Earth in Turquoise'.

World Premiere of Rock Symphony 'WINE DARK SEA' (sponsored by Capital Radio) at London's Victoria Palace with the Wren Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark of 'Hooked on Classics' and ELO fame.

(Caudel to left of conductor)

Wine Dark Sea  rock symphony world premiere
The premiere was recorded by Capital Radio and was broadcast twice on their 'Friday Night Rock Show' hosted by Alan Freeman, who has consistently championed Stephen's music over the years. 'Wine Dark Sea' was to become Stephen's first CD release, produced by Tom Newman of 'Tubular Bells' fame.
After 'Wine Dark Sea' came the demand for live performances and over the years Stephen has toured extensively in Britain and overseas, including 3 nights at the Royal Albert Hall as Special Guest of Art Garfunkel.(a specially arranged 'unplugged' acoustic set.)
'The Earth in Turquoise' is Stephen's latest symphonic rock composition, now available on CD via his own Dark Sea Records label. Featured extensively on the Virgin FM Rock Show. 

'Earth in Turquoise' is a superb example of "real" instrumental symphonic rock music which falls mainly into the areas of progressive and symphonic rock. An album full of glorious guitar/keyboard based themes that will thrill and move any fan of either of the two genres - A winner for sure! (CDServices Dundee) Full Review

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